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Injured in a Boating Accident? Your Next 4 Steps

A boating accident can result in devastating – and costly – injuries. You or your loved one may have the right to pursue compensation after a boating accident. This is true whether the incident occurred while you were on your own recreational vessel, and another party caused the accident or while you were riding aboard another person’s or company’s boat.

Below are your next four steps after serious injury.

Step One: Attend to Your Medical Needs

Your health is of the utmost importance. Seek prompt medical attention, even if you believe your injuries are only “minor.” Some injuries, such as a concussion, may not be immediately apparent. A thorough medical examination can rule out potentially life-threatening and debilitating injuries.

You also may protect a potential injury claim by demonstrating you took immediate action to mitigate injuries. Continue seeking medical care as advised by your physicians. Do not miss doctor’s appointments or fail to meet with specialists as advised. Adhere to your doctor’s orders. For instance, do not return to work before your doctor has given you clearance to do so.

Step Two: Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

A lawyer whose practice is focused on personal injury cases – including boating accidents – may bring experience and legal knowledge to your claim. Schedule initial consultations with lawyers you are considering hiring for your case. Many law firms, such as Preszler Injury Lawyers, offer a free case evaluation for injured victims.

Questions to ask before hiring:

  • How many years have you practiced injury law in Ontario?
  • What is your fee structure, and when is payment due?
  • Have you handled boating accidents similar to my own?

Step Three: Secure Evidence for Your Claim

Your injury claim or lawsuit depends on your ability to prove the other party’s negligence and liability with the use of evidence, such as:

  • photos of the accident scene;
  • destroyed or damaged vessels;
  • medical records;
  • police report;
  • passenger manifestos;
  • mariner logbooks;
  • witness statements;
  • income records (to demonstrate lost wages); and
  • more.

Other evidence may include documents and records that prove who was operating the vessel(s) involved in your accident. Your lawyer can determine what evidence is necessary for your case and handle the collection and organization of such evidence.

Step Four: Be Careful What You Say and Do

Your words and actions can have a detrimental effect on your ability to secure compensation. Do not speak to an insurance adjuster without first consulting your lawyer. In fact, your lawyer may wish to handle all conversations with the insurance company on your behalf. Further, refrain from using social media during the course of your case, and never discuss your accident on your social networking sites.

Don’t delay taking action on your claim. Call the Preszler Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-JUSTICE®, or fill out our online case evaluation form when you are ready to discuss your case in greater detail.

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